Permanent Makeup is just that – Permanent.
Before you schedule an appointment for a cosmetic procedure, do your homework!
When someone goes shopping for shoes, clothes or a car, it is wise to shop price. A discriminating buyer will often estimate how long an item should be appropriate in their life and base their price shopping accordingly. YOU DO NOT have this same luxury with a procedure such as plastic surgery, a tattoo, or Permanent Makeup. Having these procedures done will alter your appearance for life.
Permanent Makeup is only as good as the training and experience of the technician performing the procedure. The ability of a technician to create really great looking Permanent Makeup is a skill that takes many years to perfect. Acquiring this skill begins with taking a hands-on course from a Board Certified Instructor which can lead to Board Certification. Many technicians who have not obtained proper training and have not acquired a high level of skill believe that in order to compete in this industry, they must offer their procedures at a highly discounted price. By using a “discount” technician without the necessary training and experience, many clients have found themselves with unnatural, unattractive Permanent Makeup and end up seeking corrective work.
A Permanent Makeup Technician who is using proper sterilization, top-of-the-line products and equipment, and operates a professional facility will not be the lowest priced person on the block. They will invest their funds in appropriate, required liability insurance and have memberships in professional Permanent Makeup organizations. They will obtain annual continuing education that includes bi-annual industry specific Blood Born Pathogen Certification. They will maintain sterile and sanitary procedures and work in a business environment – not in their homes. A low-cost technician will not have all of these required credentials, for if they did, they would not be able to “give away their services.”
In North Carolina, there are no licensing agencies or laws requiring standards for education and training in Permanent Cosmetics and the word “certified” can mean anything. Credentials issued by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals as “Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional” or CPCP and the American Academy of Micropigmentation Diplomat or “DAAM” mean proven competency.
When you seek services be certain you are making a wise investment for you by using a true certified professional.
Before you schedule your appointment with Jencie Hickman, RN, take the time to examine her credentials. It will give you the reassurance you need that you have chosen a highly qualified Dermagraphics Technician.